A New Fish Report Video Analysis: The Inadvertent Mid-Line Zone Read

Charles Fischer Fish Reports 25 Comments

This is the first video analysis I have completed in over a year, and I am excited to be in front of the camera again! We will follow the conference rules for video usage while breaking down a very strange play from our game with Nicholls.  We will also take a look at some new shining stars on offense that …

Ducks Add the Long Ball: The Power of the Bubble Zone Read!

Brian Flinn Fish Reports 8 Comments

There is a misconception in the pass game that the more wordy and complex the play call sounds, the more effective it is.  Generations of fans and coaches grew up on NFL Films and remember audio of long and seemingly never-ending play calls by legendary coaches.  These intricate sounding schemes allegedly created wide open receivers, yet this perception is quite …

TAKE AND GIVE: Oregon’s Bubble Zone Read Philosophy

Brian Flinn Fish Reports 6 Comments

This is THE definitive analysis for understanding the Bubble Zone Read–a key component of the Oregon Offense.  For those who take the time to learn from this analysis, a massive number of questions will be answered in this keystone article.  This will be included in the Tutorial Series in the Directory.  My personal thanks to Coach Brian Flinn of Villanova …

PLAY FAST! How Oregon Wins 4th Down…

Brian Flinn Fish Reports 6 Comments

No play calls are more scrutinized than those made on 4th down and this subject provides an interesting study for students of the Oregon Offense.  The decision to “Go For It” (and what type of play to run in that situation) often faces a head-on battle with conventional offensive wisdom.  Often this wisdom is overly conservative, unimaginative, and in direct …

Searching Old Ducks For A New TAZR

Josh White FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 1 Comment

Recently, I had a conversation regarding which former Ducks would excel in the current version of the Ducks offensive attack. It surprised me initially at just how quickly we could rattle off a handful of names and began discussing why each would or wouldn’t be a good fit. Deciding to write a few of these down, the list began as an attempt to identify which former Ducks …

The Oregon Classic: The Inside Zone Read

Charles Fischer Fish Reports 1 Comment

It makes sense in our offseason to look again at the play that the entire Oregon offense is centered around, and the video that has been seen by so many coaches and fans worldwide over the last year and a half.  Has it been awhile?  Watch again and remember the fine points that make the Inside Zone Read so important to Oregon, …

The Oregon Game Plans: Kelly or Helfrich?

Charles Fischer Fish Reports 4 Comments

You knew this discussion had to begin: who WAS primarily responsible for the game plan and play calling on the field?  I thought it critical because I developed a checklist of what we needed Chip’s replacement to be skilled at, and the only item on the list unresolved was GAME-PLANNING.  I have detailed the unique attacks that Oregon has unleashed …

Is Oregon Adding a Tight End Twist?

Charles Fischer Fish Reports 4 Comments

We veterans of Oregon football are accustomed to the usual movements within the Inside and Outside Zone Read play and their blocking schemes.  Yet in the Fiesta Bowl we ran something unusual with our tight end…. a twist within our Zone Read plays?  How did it work and what were the results?  Will we see it again?  These are great …

Developing Offensive Linemen for the Zone Scheme

Levi Steier Analysis 11 Comments

When watching the Oregon Ducks execute their high octane run game it is easy to get caught up in the play-making ability of their skill players. Watching guys like Marcus Mariota and De’Anthony Thomas is exhilarating.  What some fail to realize is the success or failure of the run game hinges on the offense’s ability to control the line of …

Chip Kelly’s Surprise “Throwback” Fiesta Bowl Strategy

Charles Fischer Fish Reports 14 Comments

Chip surprised both the Wildcats and me in this game!  A major component of what makes Chip Kelly so successful is not just how he coaches the spread offense and runs a rapid “no-huddle” tempo, but also how he brings something new to nearly every game he coaches.  It is the last major area the media have not understood or covered, …

Chip Kelly’s Fiesta Bowl Game Plan

Josh Schlichter Fish Reports 3 Comments

It’s only a matter of hours before Oregon and Kansas State will face off in the Fiesta Bowl, and as the rest of the bowl season starts to ramp up to the BCS games, it is a great time of year for college football fans everywhere. Last week, we discussed Oregon’s numbers advantage, and showed how Baylor earned its leverage …

Pushing Through with Senior Guard Ryan Clanton

Jerry Thompson Men of Oregon: Players and Coaches 1 Comment

Pushing Through with Senior Guard Ryan Clanton Another in a series from our friends at Mighty Oregon. An interview with senior offensive guard, Ryan Clanton. By Dusty Ritter Ryan Clanton puts in an audacious amount of work on Oregon’s offensive line. His 450-pound bench press not only leads, but inspires his offensive peers. It should come as no surprise that he …